The Monday that followed India's World Cup loss is being lamented as the "Mondayest of Mondays," with many expressing a desire for it to be declared a national holiday to mourn the cricketing setback.
This sentiment echoes across social media platforms, with Twitter becoming a virtual echo chamber of shared grief and lamentation. One organization went ahead to actually declare a one-day holiday to allow its employees to process.
Reactions Across the Nation
As social media flooded with reactions, memes, and expressions of grief, it became evident that the impact of India's World Cup loss extended far beyond the cricketing pitch. Tweets depicting the gloom and sadness in offices and the struggles of cricket fans going about their regular Monday routines further emphasized the profound impact of the defeat. The hashtag #MondayestMonday trends as a sombre proof of the widespread sentiment that this Monday, in particular, is burdened with the weight of a cricketing defeat.
Today is the Mondayest, Monday of all Monday for Indian Cricket fans pic.twitter.com/7fplRuqZug— Wahaj (@VocalistWahaj) November 20, 2023
Getting ready for the office with Monday blues hits differently after India's loss in the 2023 World Cup finals.😢 pic.twitter.com/uk5zaCb258— Guhan (@TheDogeVampire) November 20, 2023
Mondayest of all Mondays. Still hurting so bad from last night. This won’t go away easily. Don’t know how the players are coping.— OlderBudwiser (@Prankmatic) November 20, 2023
Today should be the most mondayest monday of all mondays for the Indian Cricket fans#WC2023Final— Globe Trotter (@masala_dosai) November 20, 2023
#INDvsAUSfinal #MondayMood #mondayblues— Sivarunan (@Sivarunan1) November 20, 2023
World Cup finals Saturdays ko rakha karo yaar. Result kuck bhi ho, ek din toh dena chaahiye recovery ke liye.
Dragging myself to my office, on the mondayest monday of all mondays.😆😁
Mondayest Monday of all Mondays. I don't wanna work. It was such a hard walk from my home to the station and then to the office. 😭— Namrata (@namratrm) November 20, 2023
Beyond the Hashtags: Impact on Daily Lives
The impact of the loss extends beyond the confines of social media. Multiple tweets capture the distress and pleas resonated within the broader workforce, highlighting the already challenging nature of Mondays and the added gloom stemming from the World Cup loss. The defeat, it seems, has seeped into the very fabric of daily life.
Oh No!😭😭😭 Today is the worst Monday ever! Chin up and lets hope India wins t20 WC next year🤞🤞and happy birthday— Ami (@paintercheerful) November 20, 2023
As social media becomes flooded with images and memes, it becomes evident that the shared grief of India's loss is not confined to individual experiences but extends to the broader societal and cultural landscape.
4 chammach cheeni ke baad bhi chai feeki lag rahi hai aaj— zomato (@zomato) November 20, 2023
Moye Moye hogaya pic.twitter.com/0ryjW9XMxN— Vidit shah (@Viditsh_16) November 19, 2023
Worst Monday ever ! Worldcup ki haaar ka dukh khatam nahi huva thaa aur ab end sem ke paper ka tension pic.twitter.com/lHr2LGUjAF— Vidit shah (@Viditsh_16) November 20, 2023
The Company's Email
Amidst numb reactions of people in India, an organization chose to address the emotional toll of the defeat on its employees. Through an email, the organization declared a one-day holiday to allow its workforce some space.
"Through this one-day employee relaxation step, we prioritize our employees well-being more than anything. This small step not only promotes employees productivity but also promotes a value-driven culture with a motivated workforce," writes Riya Ahuja, Vice President (Operations), Marketing Moves Agency in her Linkedln post.
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